Cookbook Review: Ama

Roots run deep. Chef Josef Centeno grew up in San Antonio, a capital city of Tex-Mex cuisine. He wanted to be a chef, migrated to New York and worked in Michelin three-star restaurants in New York, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. And ultimately, Tex-Mex drew him back....

Cuba Libre Cocktail

Heresy. I committed heresy. And it was just fine. Suzi and I took a walk last Sunday from Tribeca to Hudson Yards, a sprawling complex of high rise apartments and businesses on the west side of Manhattan. There’s a restaurant complex there that includes a tapas bar. A...

TBT Recipe: Trout Marinated with Sweet Onions from 1999

In my review earlier today of The Italian Country Table, by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, I mentioned this dish as the prototype of Italian style: a few ingredients, quickly and carefully assembled into a dish of distinctive beauty. Pair these trout with some boiled potatoes...

TBT Cookbook Review: The Italian Country Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper [1999]

Lynne Rossetto Kasper is noted for many things: her grace and style, her decades of The Splendid Table on Public Radio, her marvelous writing capabilities. But I suggest she is notable for one thing: her authenticity. Her book The Splendid Table deservedly won many...

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Cookbook Review: Ama

Roots run deep. Chef Josef Centeno grew up in San Antonio, a capital city of Tex-Mex cuisine. He wanted to be a chef, migrated to New York and worked in Michelin three-star restaurants in New York,...

Cuba Libre Cocktail

Heresy. I committed heresy. And it was just fine. Suzi and I took a walk last Sunday from Tribeca to Hudson Yards, a sprawling complex of high rise apartments and businesses on the west side of...

Cookbook Review: Oaxaca by Bricia Lopez

It often turns out that the political capital of a nation is not its culinary capital. Nobody really goes to Washington, D.C. to dine. In France, you go to Lyon for the very best food. In Italy,...

And coming this week …

It’s almost midnight and I just have time to give you a preview of a perfect meal. It’s there for you in the picture. Chicken with a creamy chipotle sauce. Those peas are lemony with...

Classic Rugelach

Rugelach is a Jewish treat that has now penetrated deep into American cuisine. Most supermarket bakery counters have an array of these treats waiting for you to taste. Soft dough, sweet filling. One...

TBT Cookbok Review: Holiday Cocktails

    It is January 3rd. The holidays are over. Right?  Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. The real holidays are the NFL playoffs that extend into the Super Bowl in February. Will you be drinking? Then...

Christmas and Eggnog, oh, What Eggnog

For Christmas and New Years you need a holiday beverage of distinction. Here it is. I’ve posted this before, and I will again. This is the best, the very best eggnog you will ever have. Forget...

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